President and Vice-Chancellor's MessageAlumni news
Welcome to this July edition of dKin Times.
As part of the celebration of 40 years of Deakin Alumni, you're invited back to Deakin to view photos from the archives in the photographic exhibition Deakin, The Beginning. View the fabulous images, network with alumni and enjoy the hospitality with classic canapés of the 80s.
There's an exhibition launch on 15 August at Geelong Waterfront or on 12 September in Melbourne CBD and you can have a sneak peek at the images through the ages online. It's well worth a look to see if you recognise any of the faces and to see the remarkable changes in the physical and digital infrastructure over 40 years. I'd forgotten how cumbersome computers were in the 70s ̶ and those hairstyles!
And looking to the future, the next generation of Deakin's top research talent is on show with the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. Every year, universities across Australia showcase the research undertaken by their PhD students – taking up the challenge of presenting years of research in just three minutes. There are many skills students take away from their graduate school experience, but the most important is the ability to communicate, making the relevance and social benefits of their research clear to others. It's one of my favourite Deakin events – always interesting and always inspirational. If you're in Waurn Ponds on the afternoon of 15th of August do come along.
I hope you'll enjoy reading this month's dKin Times.
Jane den Hollander AO
President and Vice-Chancellor